How can you manage your diabetes?

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The main goals of diabetes management are to:

  • carefully control blood glucose
  • decrease the risks of low and high blood glucose levels, and
  • control cardiovascular disease risk factors to help slow or possibly prevent diabetes-related health problems.


Here are five tips to help manage your diabetes:

  1. Test your blood glucose as recommended by your healthcare professional.
  2. Take your medicine as prescribed by the doctor, be it tablets (pills) or injectable medicines.
  3. Make healthy food choices.
  4. Include regular physical activity in your management plan with the guidance of your healthcare professionals.
  5. Learn all you can about your diabetes.

IDF Diabetes Atlas (8th Ed.) (2017). International Diabetes Federation: Brussels, Belgium. Online version accessed September 9, 2019

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